Individual Author Record
General InformationC:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: 1931 in Berwyn, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionRichard now lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationRichard Christiansen has been an arts journalist for more than forty years, covering theater, dance, film, the visual arts, and a variety of arts and entertainment subjects in Chicago, the nation, and abroad. He began his career in 1956 as a reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago and moved to the Chicago Daily News a year later. In 1978, he joined the Chicago Tribune as its critic-at-large, arts and entertainment editor, and, finally, chief critic and senior writer, a post he held until his retirement in 2002
*''A Theater of Our Own: A History and a Memoir of 1,001 Nights in Chicago'', Northwestern University Press, 2004